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Composition for OVULET

Letrozole(5 mg)

food interaction for OVULET

alcohol interaction for OVULET

pregnancy interaction for OVULET

lactation interaction for OVULET

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ovulet 5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ovulet 5mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Ovulet 5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Letrozole(5 mg)


Ovulet 5mg tablet is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause (time in life when a woman ceases to have a menstrual period). It is also used to prevent cancer reoccurrence or spreading to other parts of the body or after 5 years of tamoxifen therapy.

How it works

Ovulet 5mg tablet belongs to class of medications called non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors. Ovulet 5mg tablet reduces the amount of estrogen (female sex hormone) by blocking an enzyme (aromatase), thereby stopping the growth of breast cancer or its spreading to other parts of the body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Night sweats, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Joint pain, Blurred vision, Breast pain, Change in body weight, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Hot flashes, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Vaginal bleeding, Weakness


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Expert advice for OVULET

  • Letrozole should not be given to children and adolescents up to 17 years of age.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as you feel dizzy, tired, drowsy or unwell while taking letrozole.
  • Do not take letrozole if you are allergic to letrozole or any other ingredient of tablet or intolerance to some sugars (lactose).
  • Do not take letrozole if you still have menstrual periods; severe liver or kidney disease; history of or are susceptible to brittle bones (osteoporosis) or bone fracture.
  • Avoid using letrozole if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for OVULET


Q. Is letrozole a steroid, a hormone, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or cytotoxic?
Letrozole is not a steroid, hormone, selective estrogen receptor modulator or cytotoxic. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor.
Q. Is letrozole banned in India?
Letrozole is banned in India for ovarian stimulation (stimulating ovulation).
Q. Is letrozole used for infertility, make you ovulate, increase testosterone and used for post cycle therapy?
Letrozole is not approved for treating infertility or ovulation, but it has been used off-label by doctors to treat infertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, to assist ovulation, or to increase testosterone, and as post cycle therapy. Do not take letrozole without consulting your doctor.
Q. Is letrozole better than anastrozole?
Both drugs have shown similar effectiveness and choice of drug depends on many factors. Consult your doctor before taking any drugs.
Q. Can I take letrozole with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, zinc?
Letrozole can be taken with ibuprofen/Advil, vitamins, paracetamol, glucosamine, magnesium, and zinc. Please consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does letrozole cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, water retention, high blood pressure, bloating, and acne?
Letrozole may cause hair loss, headache, insomnia, bloating, and high blood pressure. Letrozole does not cause water retention and acne.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)